Andrew Aoki and Okiyoshi Takeda have written the first undergraduate textbook on Asian American politics. It is an important book for Politics and Asian American Studies students, although its clear yet lively style makes it accessible to students taking courses in race and ethnicity outside these fields.
Dr Bella Adams, Lecturer in American Studies and Director of the American Studies Resource Centre, Liverpool John Moores University
Now, at last, we have a book that directly addresses the politics of, by, and for Asian Americans. It is long past due, and extremely welcome. Students, researchers, and activists alike are indebted to Aoki and Takeda.
Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Aoki and Takeda deserve a big round of applause for writing the first book on Asian American politics specifically for undergraduate teaching and learning. Comprehensively researched and highly accessible, the book not only is well-positioned for classroom adoption but its framing of the search for identity within the political science literature helps opens the political science discipline to broader acceptance of scholarship on Asian Americans.
Pei-te Lien, University of California
Aoki and Takeda have masterfully written a superb textbook that captures and analyzes the dynamic impact of the fifteen million Asian Americans on United States politics and race relations. The voting patterns, social movements, elected officials, interracial coalitions and conflicts, and other major political activities of the rapidly growing and diverse Asian American population are presented in a lively, engaging, and highly readable manner. This is a cornerstone book for classes in American politics, race and ethnic studies, Asian American studies, and public policy.
Don Nakanishi, University of California, Los Angeles